The Punisher has been making the gossip rounds as Daredevil cast and creators espouse their interest in seeing Frank Castle go up against Netflix’s Defenders. We don’t yet know if Marvel intends to rebirth the Punisher for the MCU, but should anyone don the famous skull emblem, a certain Tom Hardy would like to throw his hat in the ring.
Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight has previously spoken of his interest in a second Netflix season, though the Marvel drama has since revealed its renewal plans without DeKnight at the helm. Now, series star Charlie Cox has his own thoughts on where Daredevil Season 2 might go, including Defenders ties, Avengers crossover, and even The Punisher.
Chris Evans has the distinction of playing two very different characters in the Marvel universe. He was both The Human Torch in Fantastic Four and its sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer, and now plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But he's not the only actor to double up Marvel roles. Ray Stevenson starred as The Punisher in Punisher: War Zone and later would play Volstagg in Thor and Thor: The Dark World. These are just some of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which goes dark with The Punisher!
Marvel’s Daredevil TV series will kick off the first of Netflix’s Defenders by its April 10 premiere, but between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter and Phase 3 mapped out through the end of time, might any other famous Marvel characters get their live-action due? Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight hopes to see The Punisher on Netflix someday, in all his rated-R glory.
After two unfortunate 'Punisher' movies (we're going to forget the old Dolph Lundgren version), Marvel Studios got the rights back to the franchise and many hoped that would mean big things for Frank Castle. The fanboy flames were stoked even further when there was a glimpse of what appeared to be The Punisher's iconic skull logo in 'Iron Man 3.' Could this be laying the groundwork for The Punisher in future Marvel movies?
Yesterday brought the news that we may be seeing more 'Punisher' films in the near future, despite the fact that three attempts have been made to bring the character to the big screen with "mixed" results (at best). So are you stoked to see Frank Castle return?
In the 2000s, two 'Punisher' films hit theaters and neither of them were very good (the less said about the Dolph Lundgren version the better). The first, starring Thomas Jane, was a noble effort but ended up being lifeless. The second - 'Punisher...
Thomas Jane premiered a new 'Punisher' short film, in which he reprises the role of Frank Castle alongside co-star Ron Perlman. The short, titled 'Dirty Laundry,' played at Comic Con 2012 over the weekend. The catch? Marvel doesn't know about it (yet).